Halloween Favorites

Meal planning can help keep your week running smoothly, and since it’s Halloween this week, here are some of my favorite recipes that can be made ahead of time and also make great leftovers! Butternut Squash Soup I love this soup not only because it is festive, but also because nutritionally-speaking, it incorporates veggies andContinue reading “Halloween Favorites”

Halloween Strategies {Fox 8 segment, recipes, & tips + tricks}

Halloween is next week! Eek! If you’re planning your menu & plans out this weekend, here’s a recap of my segment with Fox 8 along with the recipes and tips! More tricks & recs are here than on air because there’s only so much you can talk about in 3 minutes =) Nutritious snack: homemadeContinue reading “Halloween Strategies {Fox 8 segment, recipes, & tips + tricks}”

Pesto Chicken Sausage Saute

I find great value in one-pan dinners that can be made easily and quickly! If it’s easy, the burden can be taken off of you to feel you are the only one preparing dinner for the family. If it’s a fast dish, it can fit better into our busy lives! Of course, it has toContinue reading “Pesto Chicken Sausage Saute”

Cajun Turkey Burger

For burger lovers: just one more delicious recipe to add to your collection. Cajun Turkey Burger Makes: 6 Ingredients: 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 celery stalk, diced 1/2 onion, diced 1 bell pepper, diced 3 cloves garlic, minced 1 1/2  lb ground turkey breast 1/4 cup mayo 1/4 cup plain Greek Yogurt 1/4 cup oldContinue reading “Cajun Turkey Burger”

Berry Chia Yogurt Pancakes

I made these for my family while we were home over the 4th of July and they were a hit! I’ve already been requested to make them for our upcoming beach trip! Needless to say, they are worthy of repeat! Nutritious and delicious pancakes- that’s right, you can eat pancakes and feel good about them!Continue reading “Berry Chia Yogurt Pancakes”

Oatmeal, Pumpkin + Apple Baby Teething Biscuits

Savannah’s teeth came through on the earlier end of the range expected for babies. That left mama looking for some relief for her. It was also about the time she was first being introduced to any solid food which she didn’t seem to interested in at the time. We had plenty of teethers and fortunatelyContinue reading “Oatmeal, Pumpkin + Apple Baby Teething Biscuits”

Almond Butter + Oat Pops

  These aren’t your local bakery cake pops. But they are delicious in their own right. Made with fiber-rich oats and heart healthy fats from almond butter as the main ingredients, these little bites are so satisfying! They’re also an easy way to involve your kids in making some snacks and even breakfast options forContinue reading “Almond Butter + Oat Pops”

Strawberry Surprise Summer Pops

If you don’t like surprises, then don’t worry this is a good surprise! These strawberry pops are a refreshing & nourishing summer treat that can double as part of a meal or snack because they are that good for you! Made with nothing but fruits and veggies and only sweetened with a plant-based sweetener ifContinue reading “Strawberry Surprise Summer Pops”

Chicken Parmesan + Zucchini noodles

Before we met, my husband lived in Italy for almost 2 years while he was in the Navy. Needless to say he has high demands for an Italian dinner and almost refuses to go out to a restaurant. I am by no means Italian, I’m from Northern Illinois for crying out loud. My version ofContinue reading “Chicken Parmesan + Zucchini noodles”